Let’s Learn Radial Shockwave Treatment
If you have pain, you may have researched everything you could to find an answer. In your research, you may have found out about radial shockwave treatment. A new treatment option that’s now widely used, you should learn a few things before diving into this relief method.
How long has RST been used?
Also known as RSWT, radial shockwave therapy has been around since the 1980’s, but didn’t make its way over until the last ten years due to costs. Kidney stones were one of the original ailments that shockwaves were developed to treat (learn more about kidney disease treatment here), and then researchers grew the idea from there. Being one of the most advanced in the industry, the right facility will invest in the therapy system to deliver quality relief for their patients.
What Does Shockwave Therapy Do?
Don’t worry – you won’t have to put your finger in an electrical outlet. Unlike the name, shockwave therapy utilizes a radial shockwave, and you don’t actually get shocked. In short, it’s a type of sound wave that happens when the speed of sound is reached. When the object (you) reaches the speed of sound, a wave is physically generated and treats the area in pain.
While you won’t be running at the speed of sound, an applicator and compressor helps bring this to a civilian level. The compressor and applicator are used to generate the soundwave to you, and transmit via soluble gel into the area that’s in pain.
Tissues Aren’t Healthy Forever
Radial Shockwave Therapy has been researched an incredible amount, and has found that those with chronic pain, benefit the most from this treatment. If you haven’t tried all other options, you may want to seek those out, as this is primarily for treatment-resistant pain. Some of the conditions that this may cover include Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, golfers elbow, tennis elbow, knee conditions, rotator cuff issues, and more. If you have painful bunions that just won’t accept treatment, radial shockwave treatment may be for you.
Does It Take Many Treatments?
While the initial treatment phase requires at least three treatments, and only one per week, you may not see full healing for up to 12 weeks. Those that have incredible and stubborn pain may need more than three treatments (up to five).
Are Treatments Expensive, Though?
The first thing that may come to mind is the cost of all of these treatments. Because the treatment is more attainable, it’s not nearly as costly as it used to be. Some of these treatments cost a total of $875 10 years ago when the therapy wasn’t as attainable, so the current cost may be more affordable to you. There are follow up treatments where the prices are personalized to your situation, though, and you’ll have to contact Pro Motion Healthcare to get more information.
Never self-diagnose, and always receive an accurate assessment from a doctor of professional that works with radial shockwave therapy. If surgery and other treatments have failed you, you may be considering radial shockwave treatment. Contact Pro Motion Healthcare at 705-315-0111 to begin your pain relief now.